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RATINGS: 683   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This beer is made in the pumpkin beer tradition, except instead of pumpkins we used yams, and lots of them! A big Belgian-style brown ale of 10% ABV, this one is bringing pumpkin beers (or yam beers) into new territory.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2009
750 ml bottle purchased at Central Market in Mill Creek, WA. Pours a dark reddish-brown with an off-white head. Aroma: Yams, sweet malt, and spices. Flavor: Same as the aroma, with maple syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle. Opaque light brown pour with a medium beige head. Cinnamon aroma with a slight note of barbecue sauce, brown sugar and molasses. Sweet and yeasty flavor up front, quickly giving way to spicy cinnamon and clove. For a sweet beer, has a very nice dry finish that is slightly bitter. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 19, 2009
carbonated. i detect some starchy flavors. not getting yam taste though. a little sweet with some alcohol bite to it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 tasting sample. pours a dark brown with a small off white head... pumpkin, spice, nutmeg nose... medium round body with more spice, cinnamon and some malt... the use of yams is quite unique... and there was a touch of sweet potato in there... didnít really pick up on the 10%... great sweet blended finish of all of the above... a true meal in a bottle... excellent fall / thanksgiving beer from a great start up brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2761) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Pumpkin color with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of yams. Sweet flavor as well with maple, a touch of spice, vanilla and caramel. Unique and enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 18, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2010 Dark brown pour, little to no head. It smells...um...like candied yams, believe it or not. Itís sweet...really sweet...but a nice spicy finish that makes it quite palatable. Itís better than a pumpkin ale, Iíll give it that. Still not really my thing...but definitely worth a try for itís uniqueness. I sorta liked it, for what it was.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (3755) - - OCT 16, 2009
750ml bottle. pours a deep amber under a small off-white head. pumpkin, bubblegum, clove aroma. flavor has lots of pink bubblegum notes. not as spicy as a typical pumpkin beer. bready. sweeter and less spicy. i donít really get any distinctive "yaminess"(not sure what to look for either). the 10% is hidden for the most part. medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5055) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2009
Bottled. Slight hazy color, no head. Aroma of some strange vegetable, bit clove, some malt. Sweet taste, bit fllowery. Ginger, clove? I guess it were yams then.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2009
Bottle @ tasting by jbrus. A little hazy red/amber colored beer, with a beige head. It disappears quickly. The aroma of sweet fruits like pumpkins. The taste of caramel sweet and some spices. Fruity like pumpkins. The aftertaste is sweet a very little bitter and some spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle, Goodbar Beer Club. Rich copper, thin ring of a head. Nose is pumpkin pie spice, honey, vanilla, rich caramel. Flavor is pumpkin pie spice, fruity, booze, caramel, vanilla, black pepper spiciness. Sweet pumpkin pie spice finish.

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